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C'est singulier comme ce miroir m'aplatit la taille et me maigrit la poitrine!...Que m'importe?...Mme. de Staël et Mr. de Buffon l'ont proclamé...le génie n'a point de sexe. (Isn't it strange how this mirror flattens my waist and reduces my bust...but what does that matter?...Mme de Stael and Mr de Buffon clearly said: genius has no sex.) from the series Les Bas-blues (Bluestockings)

Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion

C'est singulier comme ce miroir m'aplatit la taille et me maigrit la poitrine!...Que m'importe?...Mme. de Staël et Mr. de Buffon l'ont proclamé...le génie n'a point de sexe. (Isn't it strange how this mirror flattens my waist and reduces my bust...but what does that matter?...Mme de Stael and Mr de Buffon clearly said: genius has no sex.) from the series Les Bas-blues (Bluestockings)

Artist: Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879)
Culture: French
Date: published January 30, 1844
Medium: Lithograph on newsprint
Dimensions:
Image: 9 x 7 inches (22.9 x 17.8 cm)
Sheet: 15 x 9 7/8 inches (38.1 x 25.1 cm)
Mat: 18 x 14 inches (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
Classification: Print
Credit Line: Bequest of Sara Lichtenstein, in memory of her parents, Joseph and Esther Lichtenstein
Object number: 1977.59.58
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